Job searching is now a treasure quest

People in various industries report that looking for a job has become overly complicated and impersonal.

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The Future. People in various industries report that looking for a job has become overly complicated and impersonal due to fake job openings, the SEO-ization of applications, and the sudden rise of AI. The feeling that actually landing a job is impossible may lead job-seekers to go about things the old-fashioned way, printing out a resume and hitting the streets or tracking down the one person in their community who works somewhere they want to.

Application frustrations
Scoring a job is a tech-enabled pain right now. 

Why? Because…

  • Ghost jobs, advertised positions that have no intention of being actively filled, pollute job boards and leave job seekers confused and dispirited after they’ve already applied for hundreds of jobs and are left hanging.
  • Algorithmic hiring, the process of using AI to filter applicants’ resumes and cover letters for specific keywords, is now commonplace on platforms like LinkedIn and Indeed, leaving many worthy people without interviews.
  • Robotic interviewing, which uses AI programs to interview applicants (or have them film themselves answering a series of questions), makes people feel far removed from the possibility of landing a job.
  • Generative AI, like ChatGPT, is coming for entry-level positions, with many companies reporting that they plan on using AI systems to find efficiencies and cut headcounts to reduce costs.

So, as Adrienne Matei at Insider notes: “Finding a job right now isn’t only tough, it’s deeply weird.”

David Vendrell

Born and raised a stone’s-throw away from the Everglades, David left the Florida swamp for the California desert. Over-caffeinated, he stares at his computer too long either writing the TFP newsletter or screenplays. He is repped by Anonymous Content.


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